Mediation or Litigation: The Positive Impact of Process Choice on Resolving Family Estate Issues

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00am
Location: University Club
Speaker: Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, J.D.
Event Topic:    Mediation or Litigation - The Positive Impact of Process Choice on Resolving Family Estate Issues

Speaker:          Rachel Monaco-Wilcox,  J.D.

Event Details:  Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
                          University Club of Milwaukee
                          935 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI
                          Social at 5:00 p.m. (Banquet Hall, 2nd Floor)
                          Meeting at 5:30 p.m. (Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor)

How are you changing your practice to involve process choice in your planning discussions to anticipate family dispute resolution? As generational differences within families shift expectations for estate planning attorneys, there is a greater opportunity for a facilitated meeting to ensure families achieves the most efficient and effective outcome for their estate transition.

With training, experience and education in conflict resolution and elder mediation and her professional legal background, Rachel Monaco-Wilcox helps resolve situations facing aging individuals, their families and caretakers, and the systems that support and interact with them. She has developed a course on Elder Mediation for the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education and is a frequent presenter on this topic both locally and nationally. She is also a member of Wisconsin Association of Mediators, the Association for Conflict Resolution; Elder Decision Making and Conflict Resolution, the Association for Women Lawyers, the Wisconsin State Bar, and the American Bar Association and was a Board Member, Wisconsin State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section from 2010 – 2012. In 2015, Rachel was awarded the Wisconsin Association of Mediator’s Presidents Award for significant contributions to the field of mediation.

In addition to her work on mediation, Rachel has been Chair and Assistant Professor at Mount Mary University. She is also the Founder and currently serves as the CEO of the LOTUS Legal Clinic, which serves victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking through trauma-informed legal advocacy, policy initiatives, education, and survivor empowerment.


Salad: UC Salad, dried cherries, grape tomatoes, pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese, and UC vinaigrette

Dinner: 6oz Baseball Cut Sirloin with Mushroom Demi-Glace, Dauphine Potatoes, Broccolini

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